The Amazing Properties of Ginseng
There are many types of Ginseng root as they are grown in a variety of different countries. However, it had originally been grown in Asia (mostly China, Korea and eastern Siberia). Although Ginseng can be found in a multitude of regions, they all differ in the way they function for example, only true Ginseng plants belong to the Panax genus. The meaning behind the name “Ginseng” comes from a Chinese term which roughly translates to “Person- Plant Root”. This is due to the root having a forked shape which is said to resemble a persons legs. The various types of Ginseng contain some very impressive qualities. Here are some of favourite:
- Both American and Asian varieties are known to provide a boost in energy and lower blood sugar and cholesterol to name a few points.
- Helps to prevent the development of Flu and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). Both develop cold/ run-down like symptoms in those infected.
- It is known to help aid in the prevention of Cancerous cells. However, it is also known that clinical trials are still to be undertaken to confirm this claim.
- It is known to be an aphrodisiac particularly for males. By this, we mean to say it helps to improve the vigour of the male reproductive system.
- It is also believed to be an anti-inflammatory agent. Research states that this effect is down to “the anti-inflammatory role of ginseng being down to the combined effects of ginsenosides targeting different levels of immunological activity, and so contributing to the multitude of Ginsengs effects in humans”.
Ginseng has a great many benefits and could be incorporated into a healthy-balanced diet. With such a rich history of use all over the world it must be worth a try, right ?